Linden Leopard Growl

April 8, 2016

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yearbook orders due Thursday, april 14th!

There are 2 options for ordering this year. The cost, $13.00, is the same for both options.

Order NOW. DEADLINE is April 14th.

OPTION 1) Order online through Memory Book. This is a free service and is very simple.

STEP 1: Visit

STEP 2: Enter your pay code 77524 and click next

STEP 3: Buy a yearbook for $13.00

OPTION 2) Complete an order form and give to your teacher with a check made out to LHSA. One order form should be included for each child.

Calling all artists!! Create this year’s May Fair poster! Win tickets to the Fair!

Posters may be submitted to your child's teacher by Friday, April 15th!
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may fair raffle baskets

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Next Linden Spirit Night - Tuesday, April 19th - Rita's & Five Guys

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spring box top collection contest

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another district winner for february's asset: equality and social justice! congrats, ashton!

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linden boomerang winner for march's asset: creative activities. congrats, pearl!

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april's boomerang asset: reading for pleasure

Do you know a young individual who has a love for reading?

Do you often see this person with a book in his/her hands reading for pleasure or reading to others?

If you do, please recognize this person with a Boomerang nomination!

You may send your nominations to Denise Dempsey at by April 15, 2016.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Kim Denicore at

young rembrandts last session to begin at linden wednesday, april 13th

Did your child love the Young Rembrandt classes during our Winter Programs and they want more? Young Rembrandt classes continue in the spring at Linden. Take a look at the registration form if you're interested.

You may enroll your child by filling out a form in the office or via the following website:

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pssa testing schedule & info:

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Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Education provides parents with information regarding the state PSSA testing program in grades 3 to 8. In the two-page handout you will find general information about the testing program and the general types of questions asked as well as short descriptions of the PSSA tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

Please click on this link for the official PDE handout for parents/guardians.

Information about the use of cellphones and electronic devices
Included along with this handout is a letter to parents from the Department of Education which districts are asked to share prior to PSSA testing. This letter addresses the rules that are in place for all Pennsylvania schools related to problems with test security caused by cellphones and other electronic devices. Students are not allowed to use cellphones or other electronic devices during test sessions, even if a student has finished the test while other students are still answering questions. This is not a change in policy for the 2016 school year, and students are asked to bring a book to read if they finish a test section early.

Parent Procedures for Excluding a Child from PSSA Testing
The Pennsylvania Department of Education procedures for parents/guardians to exclude their child(ren) from PSSA testing includes the steps listed below. Note that Pennsylvania only formally recognizes a request for exclusion if the parent reviews the test and finds it to be in conflict with their religious beliefs.

Because parents must review the actual PSSA test booklet, the process cannot start until two weeks before testing begins and booklets arrive in schools. In 2016, PSSA testing begins on April 11th, with booklets available for review beginning on March 29th.

1. Parents contact the school to make an appointment to review the PSSA test.

2. If after reviewing the test the parent determines that the test is in conflict with their religious beliefs, they may then request that their child be excluded from PSSA testing.

3. The parent request is made to the district superintendent in the form of a letter or email noting that they have reviewed the test, found there to be a religious conflict, and are requesting that their child be excluded from testing.

4. The superintendent notifies the school that the student will be excluded from testing.

Please click on this link for the official PDE handout for parents/guardians that addresses student exclusion from PSSA testing. This is addressed in the section on page 1 titled May parents see the assessments?

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holicong town hall meeting rescheduled to april 19th

Who: Parents of students at CB East, Holicong, Cold Spring, Buckingham, Linden, Warwick, and Bridge Valley
What: "Technology" Town Hall Meeting on Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship
When: April 19th @ 6:45 pom
Where: Holicong Auditorium
Why: To inform our community and have a collaborative discussion on this topic

We have set the new date for this our Town Hall! It is going to be April 19th starting at 6:45 in the Holicong Middle School auditorium. Just as a reminder, the topics for the Town Hall will include Internet Safety, Social Media, and Digital Literacy Education for the parents of students at CB East, Holicong, Buckingham, Cold Spring, Warwick, Bridge Valley, and Linden. We were excited about the turnout of last year's event - we realize this was a "new" idea, as often our elementary, middle, and high school parents do not get the opportunity to meet together, but feel it is effective for our entire community to have the opportunity to meet with experts in this area from our community and school district. The format of the presentation will be a combination of presentation of facts and trends, practical resources for parents, panel discussion, and question and answer for our panel.

holicong 7th grade football

There will be an informational meeting about Holicong's 7th grade football program for parents, players and coaches Tuesday May 3, 7:00 pm in The Commons area at Holing Middle School.

Thanks for reading Linden's Weekly Growl

This information comes directly from Mrs. Klimpl, teachers and staff, the Linden Home and School Association and Committee Chairpeople.

Very important information can also be found:

  • in the Wednesday folders
  • on the Linden Information Line (call 267-893-4400 option #6)
  • on each teacher's web site
  • on Linden's website

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